Dagger and Sheath

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Dagger and Sheath

India, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700 (sheath fittings, circa 1800)
Arms and Armor; daggers
White nephrite jade hilt and sheath fittings inlaid with foiled rubies, emeralds, and diamonds set in gold; steel blade; velvet covered wooden sheath
overall: 16 7/8 x 3 x 1 in. (42.8625 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm) Sheath: 11 1/4 in. Dagger: 14 5/8 x 3 x 1 in.
From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase (M.71.1.35a-b)
Not currently on public view

Bibliography

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  • Markel, Stephen.  "The Use of Flora and Fauna Imagery in Mughal Decorative Arts."  Marg 50, no. 3 (March 1999).
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